Did you know that it takes only three seconds for someone to make a first impression of you? That’s right – your hair, clothing, height, weight, and the way you carry yourself is all analyzed and judged within that short amount of time by those who encounter you.
Sometimes, those who wear glasses can be judged cruelly, but many times a certain type of frame can really attract a lot of positive compliments!
But what type of frame is right for you? The endless options of eyewear can be very overwhelming to delve through, especially if you’re unsure of what will work with your face shape.
That’s where we come in!
If you don’t know your face shape, pull back your hair and look at yourself in the mirror. What kind of shape do you see when you examine your hairline, cheeks, chin, and jawline? If need be, take a dry erase marker and draw the shape of your face in the mirror.
There are quite a few face shapes, but most eyewear will fall into one of four face-shape categories – square, round, oval, and heart. Simply choose the category that best describes your face shape, and see which frames you should shoot for to help you look your best!
If you have a SQUARE face… you probably have a face that is proportional in width and length. You also might have a broad forehead, strong jawline, and a squared chin. You will want to create the illusion of length to help soften your jawbone, so round or oval frames with upward curves would be great for you! Frames with pops of color of flourishes in the corner can also help soften your sharp features. Try on semi-rimless, oval, and cat-eye frames to see which one you feel flatters your face the most.
If you have a ROUND face… your face is probably proportional in length and width but instead of sharp features, it is probably characterized by soft curves, a rounded jawline, and very few angles. Unlike those with square faces, you will want to stay far away from small rounded frames. Instead, try on high or mid-height temple frames, which will help give you a longer, slimmer face. Geometric and angular frames will also provide your face balance. Give squared frames with straight top lines and bold colors a shot – you’ll probably get loads of compliments!
If you have an OVAL face… then celebrate! Your face shape is one of the easiest to dress up! Your face is probably longer than it is wide, has balanced features, and a chin that’s slightly narrower than your forehead. Your jawline is probably rounded, too. Wider frames with strong top lines will probably complement your face the best, but because your face is suited for nearly any frame, you don’t have to feel confined to a single look! Experiment with geometric shapes, square frames, and everything in between!
If you have a HEART face… your face is probably shaped like an inverted triangle in that your forehead is wider, your cheekbones are higher, and your jawline is narrow. Stay away from frames that exaggerate the widest parts of your face. Add width to your eye line by choosing round or oval frames that curve upward. Low temples and 70’s styled frames would all look fabulous on you!
If you’re ready for some new glasses, come on in to Performance Eyecare and check out what we have! We have several styles of frames for you to choose from. Check out our frame lines online at www.PerformanceEyecare.com or call our office at (618) 234-3053. We want to help you look AND see great!